Music of the Baroque Brass & Choral Holiday Concert

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Credit: baroque.org

Join host Kerry Frumkin as he guides you through music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Diverse in nationality, temporality and musical style, the stories the pieces in this program tell are nonetheless similar in their message.  Many are related to the Christmas narrative, shedding light on different facets of the tale, while others offer a timely reminder that the wonder and awe the season inspires can last the entire year.  Although the Christian celebration of the birth of Christ is the dominant theme, it isn't the only one at work in this program.  Different nationalities, perspectives and styles are reconciled through the power of music, and glorious harmony is clearly the result. What better way to celebrate the holiday season? Music of the Baroque Brass & Choral Holiday Music airs Monday, December 23 at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5.

From its earliest years, Music of the Baroque has drawn audiences from across the Chicago metropolitan area, performing in the intimate settings of neighborhood churches chosen for architectural interest and acoustic excellence and, since 2004, at the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago.  Listeners across the country have enjoyed the work of Music of the Baroque, which was the first professional chorus in America to have its own regularly scheduled nationwide broadcast series.

The chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque are comprised of approximately 60 professional musicians.  Chorus members have active operatic and recital careers and many perform regularly both in the United States and abroad.  Many members are also members of other leading ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras.